Microsoft 365 Apps

We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps:

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Updates coming to SharePoint Site usage report

We are making some updates to the SharePoint usage report within the Microsoft 365 admin center.

  • In phase one, we are adding eight new metrics to the SharePoint usage report.
  • In phase two, we are incorporating two of these new metrics – anonymous link count and company link count – into the definitions for active sites and active files. Thus the number of active sites and active files recorded in the usage report may change. We will also backfill the report with 180 days of data.

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Close Microsoft Teams will queue sent messages when offline

A new offline experience for Microsoft Teams for the web and desktop helps users be productive even without a network connection.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 64687.

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SharePoint spaces to be available by default in New menu

SharePoint spaces allows the creation and sharing of immersive or browser-based mixed reality environments using assets such as 3D models, 360° images and videos, and 2D content such as videos, images, and office documents. In October 2020 (MC224942), SharePoint spaces became generally available.

We are now including spaces in the site level +New menu by default.

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Option to create all meetings online in Outlook for Windows

Outlook for Windows users will soon be able to choose to have all their meetings set as online meetings when their organization uses Teams as their online meeting provider. This feature is already available in Outlook on the web and Outlook for iOS and Android (MC213856, May 2020) as well as Outlook for Mac.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66021.

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Microsoft Teams: Profile menu update, relocating profile menu links to a new menu in the title bar

Access to Settings, Zoom Controls, Keyboard Shortcuts, About, and Check for Updates is moving from the Me Menu to a new menu in the title bar. The Me Menu will be focused on account management, where users can switch to another account or tenant through the first level of the Me Menu. The following links will be moved out of the Me Menu into a new menu in the title bar:

  • Zoom Controls
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • About
  • Check for updates

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Text formatting (bold, italic, underline) available in Microsoft Forms

Text formatting (bold, italics, and underline) is coming to Microsoft Forms to help survey and quiz designers differentiate and emphasize content.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68894.

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Admin setting for PSTN participant phone number masking in Teams meetings

With MC209349 (April 2020) and MC217648 (July 2020), we added a level of privacy for participants who call in to a Teams meeting via audio conferencing (PSTN) by automatically masking any PSTN participant phone number to users from outside of your organization who might be on the call.

We are now adding an admin control for this feature.

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Microsoft have renamed 10 Azure Active Directory roles

In July 2020 and August 2020, (MC218295) Microsoft advised you that would be renaming 10 Azure Active Directory (AD) built-in roles names to make them consistent with those that appear in Microsoft 365 admin center, the Azure AD portal, and Microsoft Graph. After a delay, we are pleased to announce that the rollout is complete.

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Yammer Reactions are now inclusive

Skin tone preferences now available for users to choose from when they react using ‘like/thank’ reactions on the new Yammer.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 71785

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